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Charleston Times

Thursday, December 25, 2014

On our quick trip to charleston we...

Reunited with the incredible John White at Big John's Tavern. Was great seeing him and some of the other cool characters I'd met during my last and first Charleston trip.  

Started our first day with morning coffee swingin on the porch. 

Probably said, "Ooh, look at that house!," "It's so pretty!" and "I love Charleston!" about a million times while strolling through the streets on our rainy Saturday morning. 
Admired the dreamy flowery windows. 
Laughed lots at Dylan forgetting how to eat fried chicken. And thoroughly enjoyed our whole southern goodness meal at Jestine's
Dreamed of being a student or professor at this  campus. 
Enjoyed some of the most delicious pizza and local brew at De'Allesandros and uniquely delicious sammis at Brown Dog Deli

Toured the antique-filled, impressive Calhoun Mansion. Which we also learned was in the Notebook. Allie CALHOUN! Connections!
Caffeinated and collaborated at Normandy Farm and Kudus cafe. 

And rested our walking feet in the Notso Hostel's Hemingway Room
Saw some dancing folk and ate some oysters at the Sunday Brunch Famers Market. 
And learned a little about how tea is made at the only tea farm in America, the Charleston Tea Plantation.  

Wish we had longer to enjoy this city but it was quite a lovely trip to say the least. 
Another time, Charleston. 
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Thanksgiving Goodness

Monday, December 1, 2014

This Thanksgiving was a wonderful and unique one. We had quite a new dynamic with the new addition to this Ross family! Adaleigh was definitely the star of the show and got lots of loving from the whole crew. I loved seeing all the new roles in action... Mom and Dad, Grandma and Granddaddy, uncle, great aunt and uncle and great grands. Two facts: She's the cutest and new parents are champions. So proud of Chris and Liesl and can't wait for more visits with their beautiful family. 
We also went on a boat tour of the Withlakoochi and Rainbow Rivers with a passionate environmentalist, singing, Florida man included. Quite entertaining and always beautiful. Adaleigh even enjoyed the music and ride!
Game night was made even better this year with some new guests that added even more humor to the mix and ending in a "question game," with no winner, but lots of funny stories shared.  

It had been three years since my last family Thanksgiving, since last year was Jacksonville Friendsgiving because work, and two years ago was this international ThanksgivingAll so wonderful. Still can't believe how grown up my two baby cousins are! Obvi thankful for my amazing family. 

  

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